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  • Phuket’s tunnel plans stalled pending MoT decision

    Phuket’s tunnel plans stalled pending MoT decision

    PHUKET: Progress on the long-awaited Patong tunnel project has stalled, with Patong Municipality still waiting for senior officials in Bangkok to approve the 3.5-billion-baht project, according to Patong Deputy Mayor Chairat Sukbal. Speaking to the Phuket Gazette, Mr Chairat added that at this stage he did not expect any major decisions on the project to be made until the current flood crisis in Bangkok abates over the coming weeks. ..

  • Eight teams advance at Phuket FIVB beach volleyball tourney

    Eight teams advance at Phuket FIVB beach volleyball tourney

    PHUKET: Eight teams from six countries advanced from todays two-round qualification tournament to the 32-team main draw of the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour.

  • New Phuket bus terminal hits breaking point

    New Phuket bus terminal hits breaking point

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has been roped into resolving the ongoing dispute between local residents and the Phuket Highways Office over work that may see the bus terminal north of Phuket Town finally open. The 128-million-baht facility was completed nearly two years ago, but has yet to be used. The delay in opening stems from complaint after complaint being filed over traffic safety due to buses entering and leaving the terminal, and problems in having a government authority managing the site once the terminal opens

  • Bar girls nabbed for spiking drinks, robbing Phuket tourists

    Bar girls nabbed for spiking drinks, robbing Phuket tourists

    PHUKET: Phuket police last night arrested six women for spiking tourists’ drinks and robbing them after they fell asleep.

  • Aussie couple in Phuket arrested over fake robbery claim

    Aussie couple in Phuket arrested over fake robbery claim

    PHUKET: An Australian couple on holiday in Phuket have been arrested for filing a bogus report of being robbed in Patong with the aim of filing a fake insurance claim. Abdul Karim Al-Rajab, 31, and Zeidan Nouha, 30, were arrested at the Sunset Beach Resort on Phra Barami Road in Patong yesterday

  • Patong Cricket make it 3 from 3

    Patong Cricket make it 3 from 3

    PHUKET: The 2011/2012 Island Furniture Cricket League is edging ever closer and the final pre-season friendly was played out at Cherng Talay School between arch rivals Patong CC and Laguna CC 35 over champions and T20 title holders, respectively. Lijo Hose and Val Guiraud opened the batting for Laguna and looked in control until Guiraud was caught on 18. Sami Ullah supported well with 19 and Lijo went on to make an unbeaten 33.

  • No gain without the pain – Phuket’s own ironman explains

    No gain without the pain – Phuket’s own ironman explains

    PHUKET: Emma Bishop speaks to Laguna Phuket’s Jaray Ray Jearani after he competed in the Ford Ironman World Championships. Ray’s latest journey on the big island at the biggest triathlon event in the world has given the smiling 31-year-old a lot to think about and a fresh ambition to go faster and inspire more of his countrymen to take up a sport that has offered him so many opportunities. These opportunities would not have come without the support of his sponsors and Ray is quick to acknowledge the key role they have played in getting him to numerous start lines this year.

  • Phuket Sports: Khao Lak charity golf returns to Navy golf course

    Phuket Sports: Khao Lak charity golf returns to Navy golf course

    PHUKET: Following last years successful event, the second Khao Lak Charity Golf Tournament is teed up for another great outing on November 19 at the Tab Lamu Navy Golf Course in Phang Nga. Organizers are expecting to draw 100 entries this year, far in excess of participating numbers at the 2010 competition a testament to the growing popularity of the this sporting day out.

  • Race-specific workouts for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon

    Race-specific workouts for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon

    PHUKET: You’ve registered for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon or the 70.3 Ironman. You have adhered to your swim-bike-run workouts regularly.

  • Phuket athletes at the Nakorn Trang Games

    Phuket athletes at the Nakorn Trang Games

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) recently held a small ceremony to send off 50 athletes representing Phuket, who are currently in Trang province competing in the Nakorn Trang Games the 29th Southern region finals for Thailands local youth Olympic games. The Nakorn Trang games began on October 25 and continue for a month, concluding on November 23. Phuket student athletes are competing for the chance to participate in nationals to be held at a later date